Boost your immune system and support overall wellness with this healthy elderberry gummy recipe. Get all the benefits of elderberries in a kid friendly way with these yummy gummies.
Everything is more fun in gummy form, right? Vitamins, medicines, fruit juice…my kids can’t get enough of them. And I have to say, I really enjoy that chewy texture myself.
Homemade elderberry gummies aren’t just yummy, they’re also like a little super food. Elderberries are amazing for immune support, and can actually promote healing when you’re sick.
I always like to have elderberry syrup on hand as we’re entering the dreaded flu season to give my family some protection for any viruses we might be exposed to. But I have been known to forget to be regular about giving it to them.
Having gummies in the fridge, my kids take care of reminding me to give everybody their dose of elderberries for the day. It’s also less messy than taking syrup!
NOTE – I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice. Contact your doctor and seek medical attention if symptoms are severe or worsen. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting to give honey to babies until they are 12 months old.
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Why You’ll like this elderberry Gummy recipe:
Store-bought elderberry gummies sometimes contain preservatives, flavorings and artificial sweeteners. Making your own gummies at home, you have more control over the healthiness and freshness of the ingredients.
Great for kids
Sometimes it can be hard to get your little ones to take liquid vitamins and medicine. It’s more likely to spill too. Making homemade gummies together is a fun way for the family to make and take their medicine.
Giving your kids elderberry gummies every day as you head into the Winter months gives their immune systems a boost to fight off what viruses might come your way.
Keep in mind that honey isn’t recommended for babies before one year of age.
easy to make
Making gummies might sound tricky or confusing, but it really isn’t! You basically just mix your liquid of choice with gelatin and let it solidify.
Pretty much the same concept as making homemade jello.
Only 3 Ingredients
This elderberry gummy recipe only calls for elderberry syrup (or juice), honey and gelatin. Doesn’t get much simpler than that!
Really Good for you!
I was very consistent in giving my family a daily dose of elderberries either as a syrup or in gummies through cold season last year, and we avoided most of the viruses that went through my kids’ school!
Elderberries have been used in folk medicine throughout history, so you don’t have to just take my word for it! If you still need convincing, there have been modern day studies done to prove that elderberry syrup and gummies do actually shorten the duration of common viruses!
what you need to make This elderberry Gummy Recipe:
elderberry syrup – you can use either store-bought or homemade elderberry syrup in this recipe. You can find high quality elderberry syrup at your local health food store. This elderberry syrup from Garden of Life is one of the best.
honey – buckwheat honey or manuka honey are the best types of honey to use for health purposes because they are higher in antioxidants than other kinds. But any honey will work in this elderberry gummy recipe.
gelatin – you could just use Knox gelatin from your local grocery store, but it will not benefit your hair and nails the way grass-fed gelatin powder will.
FAQ about homemade elderberry Syrup Gummies
Can I use elderberry syrup to make elderberry gummies?
Either store-bought or homemade elderberry juice or syrup is combined with gelatin to make elderberry gummies.
Can I use fresh elderberries in an elderberry gummy recipe?
Fresh or dried elderberries can be made into a syrup and used in elderberry gummy recipes.
Are elderberry gummies effective for boosting the immune system?
Elderberries are rich in antioxidants and vitamins that can support and strengthen the immune system. Studies have shown that gummies made with elderberry syrup may have antiviral benefits and can reduce the severity and length of cold and flu symptoms.
The elderberry bush is a wild plant that is found throughout North America. Historically, Native Americans used elderberries as a food as well as in making medicines and dyes. The stems were also used to make a variety of tools.
Learn more about the benefits of elderberry syrup and how to make your own syrup!
Can I give elderberry gummies to children?
It’s safe to give elderberry gummies to children over the age of two due to the risk of choking in younger toddlers. It’s also not recommended to give honey to babies under 12 months old.
How long do homemade elderberry gummies last?
Elderberry gummies can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 months.
how to make elderberry Gummies
Prepare – Mix the gelatin and 1/4 cup of room temperature elderberry juice in a small bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes to “bloom”.
Heat – In a saucepan over low heat, heat remaining 1/4 cup of elderberry syrup until it is just starting to simmer. (not yet boiling)
Add the Remaining Ingredients – Remove saucepan from heat and add in honey and bloomed gelatin mixture. Stir until well combined.
Pour – Place the gummy molds on a cookie sheet or plate to keep them steady when you move them. Carefully pour the hot mixture into the gummy molds, using a spoon or eye dropper.
Let Sit – Refrigerate gummies for 2-3 hours, or until they are firm.
tips for success
Store – Pop gummies out of their molds and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Variations – If you don’t have gummy molds, you can pour the gummy mixture into a 9 x 13 and cut it into shapes.
Substitutions – Maple syrup or agar agar can be used in place of honey but you will lose some of the health benefits that are in raw honey.
more homemade natural remedies on the blog
If you liked this elderberry gummies recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other natural remedies on the blog!
- Old Fashioned Cough Syrup Recipe
- Apple Cider Vinegar Gummies
- 3 Ingredient Elderberry Syrup
- Homemade Cough Syrup For Kids
- Elderberry Cough Syrup Recipe
I hope you love this homemade elderberry gummies! If you make them, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like them!
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